A former taxi driver has had her hair chopped off to help stray dogs in Spain.
Mum-of-two Melba Gibson, 74, braved the shave to raise funds for animal charity Universal Bull Terrier Network.
The Rosemount resident succeeded in raising more than £700 for the group after getting her hair cut at Mane Angels in Dundee.
Melba said: “My daughter, Becky, runs the charity with two friends and they help stray bull terriers in Spain with vet fees, passports and rehoming.
“She had mentioned that they were struggling with funds and I thought, ‘My hair is wasted’, so she went and sorted it all.”
Melba had previously worn her long hair in two plaits, but was not sad to see it go.
Still can't quite believe Melba shaved her entire head for the universal bull terrier network in aid of rescuing abused and abandoned helpless dogs abroad, her daughter is the owner of parker who came all the way from Spain! It was a complete honour doing this yesterday. Melba is known for participating in protests and for doing whatever she can to get her point across about issues that need more attention. We should all take a leap out of Melba's book and take today to think about what charity means most to you. Most of us are lucky enough to have homes and be loved. Not everyone has that. Mane angels is dundees only cruelty free salon and we take complete pride in that! Every animal deserves to be loved ❤️
She said: “The best part of my job as a taxi driver was getting to speak to young people, especially girls.
“One young passenger was admiring my hair during a job and actually plaited it for me. I gave her £2 off her fare and wore it that way ever since.
“At my age, anything goes and if it helps to raise money, then I’ll do it.”
Becky, 37, who now works as a train driver in Dundee, was inspired to start the network after adopting her own bull terrier, Parker.
She said: “Bull terriers are listed as a potentially dangerous breed in Spain and you have to have a licence to own them, so a lot end up as strays because people can’t afford to renew.
“It costs a lot to get them back to health, getting them chipped, doing home checks and getting them set up with passports if we find a home for them over here.
“One dog we have now is even getting fitted with a pacemaker.
“I’m so proud of my mum for doing the shave – she’s always game for a laugh.”
Melba, also mum to 52-year-old Shirelle, is no stranger to activism, having been part of various groups in Aberdeen.
She said: “I’ve taken part in a few protests for the Save Victoria Road School campaign, including the recent one at the Maritime Museum, because I think it’s important for our heritage.
“My 13-year-old Labrador, Jet, often comes with me to protests.
“I’ve obviously got a love for dogs and animals in general, too. I don’t mind being bald – I just sat back and enjoyed it.”